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people. also white people, and to know that a nation such as america and the reason that i struggle with it so hard and i grapple with it so hard is because i really believe in the potential of this country. and this country has not realized its potential, it has not even begun to scratch the surface and the humanities. and because i do feel strongly about that potential and because of the kind of inheritance i've had, it was necessary for may to be this. >> and we are very happy to have harry belafonte joining us now on the program today from new york. mr. belafonte, looking back, what do you think about the promise of dr. king's dream, of everything you worked for? what has been achieved? what still need to bes to be ac? >> i do believe that that moment was filled with dreams of over two centuries of expectation that came from the african-american community. and a big part of the american community. we have enjoyed a great journey in achieving the victories that we did. now today i think that we are under a great threat of having those victories reversed. i think there's a new con
and complacency. murders from urban america to suburban america. the pursuit of power for power's sake. we stand here today to say it is time to wake up. so here in 2013 we stand before the statue of the great emancipator. we look towards the statue of the great liberator. we say we have come to wake up a new civil rights movement. for economic justice. a new civil rights movement for freedom in these days. a new civil rights movement for jobs. a new civil rights movement for men, for women, for children of all background, all races, all dispositions, all orientations, all cities, all counties, all towns, all across america. america it is time to wake up. >> from the naacp, pamela, a new civil rights movement that's something that has to be started at the grassroots level as well. >> there's no question. i nene beauty and magnify sense of the civil rights movement 50 years ago was part of the coalition movement. he understood the issues that real estate late, women issues, gay rights issues, disparity on race, economic issues. bringing alligator of those folks together understanding that it is e
of "collision 2012, obama versus romney" and the future of electi elections in america. thank you for coming here, dan. >> thank you, and dree ya. >> and the fact that you got so many people to speak to you so openly, and going back over the contours of the campaign and the first question is, why was 2012 so different than past campaigns? >> well, for two reasons. one, this was a big moment in american politics, and 2008 election was historic for all of the reasons that we know, but this race was more important and telling about where we are in the politics. i called it "collision 2012" because it was a collision between the america of 2008 that e lekted barack obama and the america of 2010 that swept the republicans into power, and it was a collision of philosophies that were enunciated by governor romney and president obama. and in the end, what it told us about the country is that we are deeply divided and that the election in itself did not resolve many of the questions that were at the center of the debate. >> and do you think that the defining characteristic of this campaign was the ph
are we talking about? we cannot possibly be talking about the united states of america, who have come there history where we've deprived african-americans and others from voting across the globe for preventing folks, yes it seems to me what we're trying to do is take away the right to vote or make it difficult for people to vote. clearly it seems that north carolina is starting it, because north carolina now is in play, as evidenced by the last few president atelection. individuals are trying to systematically eliminate individuals from having the ability to vote. we should be talking about more freedom to vote, having more voter participation, as opposed to less. perhaps more specifically, recently instruct down that central element of the voting rights act, which means it's up to you guys, up to congress to update this law. is any progress being made? are you optimistic that it will be made? >> i know there's problem being made i think what the supreme court did is it just said we have to look at a new try tieria that were affected by the votinging rights act, now you it look at the
and the administration is absolutely right when they say they want and america wants inclusive tolerant institutions in egypt. the question is, how do build them, and we -- the way to build them is not to burn them down. that's why i think we should retain our strong rlelationship with the military. not because we condone it or agree with it, it's the only power in town. if we going rebuild egypts institution, it's better to rebuild from within than burn them down and start from scratch. simply put, the big state is better than no state. that's the only choice facing us nous. >> countries at odds with each other. israel and the non-secular people, the black costuming people, who really want a religious state's in people in northern ireland who want to be forever a part of britain and others who very much want to be a republic of ireland. here are here want sharia led, real islamic law, political power and other people who are just egyptians who want to live the way egyptians have lived for thousands of years. can they be co-habitating? is in a model for them to cohabitate that country? >> that's a q
a to b. we still, though, are the greatest country in the world and what america thinks and does is important. i know that people there are watching our actions, i don't think that we should be anything more than a strong sense of come coming any less than a strong sense of calm. but our leverage is different. and yet at the same time, the leverage that we have, we should use. people still care, we're working with saudi arabia and the emirates right now on issues in syria. so the things we end up having effects more than just the aid. there's no question the monetary part of this is minuscule compared to what's being supplanted by these other countries. but we still have influence. we need to use it as much as we can. but we cannot wave a magic wand and i think sometimes people react in ways that just are not thoughtful when people do things that are counter to what we think as good policy in these countries. certainly we should react and we should react in a measured way. and we don't have all the cards and i know it's frustrating to americans, but we need to be patient, we need
in time all america can really do is ask for restraint on both sides. certainly keep our fingers crossed that the bloodshed will end and that the military will respect human rights. >> if we wait and we keep our fingers crossed and we ask for restraint, u.s. officials as we understand until the very last minute before this crackdown were reaching out to their counterparts in egypt asking for that very restraint but they were ignored. so do we have an influence? keeping fingers crossed doesn't seem like it is going to cut it anymore. >> no, it's tragic we don't have greater influence. about the only thing we have right now is the threat of cutting out military aid. quite honestly, a number of us in the senate were willing to give the president the flexibility prior to the august recess. when we come back in september if events don't improve dramatically, i don't think there is going to be any choice than to basically force the hand of this administration and cut off military aid to egypt. >> should he have made that call today? should hathat have been the decision now? >> first, i don't t
. and we want to make sure that every family in america can afford it. so i'm interested. if you guys have other ideas -- [ applause ] if you have other ideas about things that we should be looking at, we want to hear them, and that's part of the purpose of this town hall discussion. i'm interested in hearing your stories, getting your questions, and this will be a pretty informal affair. well, as informal as it gets when the president comes and there are a bunch of cameras everywhere. so with that, i'd just like to start the discussion. and what i'm going to do is i'm just going to call on folks, just raise your hand. i would ask you to stand up, introduce yourself. there are people with mikes, and they'll bring the mike to you and i'm going to go girl, boy, girl, boy, to make sure that it's fair. all right? so we'll start with this young lady right here in the striped top. >> thank you. it's an honor to have you here today. >> hold on a second. >> here we go. >> thank you. it's an honor to have you here today, mr. president. my name is nicole rohan from the decker school of nursing here,
to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was asked if he had a closing argument he wanted to make? he said, quote, the defense chooses not to make a closing statement. so the case has moved on and it will be in the hands of the jury shortly. the pros 'cuse spent about an hour and a half talking about how this was a premeditated event, the prosecutor described this as, quote, a premeditated murderous plan to quill akill an said he had a jihad duty in his mind to do so. much of the time was being described as a planned event, not just something that happened. he said hasan bought a high-powered weapon, took target practice, he cased the building where the event was to ta
, any person in america would understand that a person who is held captive for between 9 and 11 years, sexually assaulted and such will hold and have serious psychological harm, as well as the physical harm. there's also economic harm. i know miss berry was coming from work and the others were all young and they had an opportunity to work which you deprived them of that and not just the wages, you also deprived them of the opportunity to be out in public, to socialize, to be with their families, all those other things that come under -- maybe not under economic harm but then back to the psychological harm. another indicator conduct is more serious, the age. jocelyn is a very young child, and yet she grew up in a household where doors were locked, people were chained up, windows were covered, people were not allowed to come over and visit, it was all -- i would believe that inspector moore from drc would agree that the conditions at your house could never be tolerated in any ohio prison. >> excuse me, your honor, my daughter never seen any issue. [ inaudible ] >> well, also the age of
memorable moments of this first eight months or so, almost nine months of politics in america, that would be at or near the top of the list. spoke very openly about his own struggles as an african-american man in society, and did so in a way he had never really done, even up to and including the speech he gave during the 2008 campaign when he was trying to distance himself from reverend jeremiah wright. what i wonder is, will we see sort of another step in that progression as barack obama looks to make a piece of his legacy race relations in this country. does he give that sort of personal speech? is it more sort of lofty. look, this is someone we know, you agree or disagree with him, as someone who has a knack for giving big speeches. i do think it's interesting to look at this moment and where he goes as it relates to what he wants his legacy on this issue to look like. >> and remember, he chose the lincoln memorial as the setting for a major speech before his first inaugural. this was colin powell speaking on the political effects of these voter suppression attempts by the republican p
of the united states of america and our allies. it matters because a lot of other countries whose policies challenge these international norms are watching. they are watching. they want to see whether the united states and our friends mean what we say. it is directly related to our credibility and whether countries still believe the united states, when it says something, they are watching to see if syria can get away with it because then maybe they, too, can put the world at greater risk. and make no mistake, in an increasingly complicated world of sectarian and extremist violence, what we choose do or not do matters in real ways to our own security. some cite the risk of doing things. but we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing? it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impugnity even after the united states and our allies said no and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve and the dangers that will flow from those others who believe tha
race in america's history and that is about getting everyone excited now about what i hope will be that moment in 2017 when we all get to say madame president to hillary clinton. >> emily's list, a democratic political action committee supporting women in politics is hosting the madame president town hall and joining me now from des moines is casey hunt. thank you for being with us. clearly hillary clears the field among those who want a democratic woman in the white house. it's interesting. she referred to bill clinton as a great leader but said i don't want my daughter near him. she later apologized but one of the earliest obama supporters in the obama/clinton rivalry. she's now clearly one of the leading democratic senators, leaders nationally spearheading this today. >> absolutely. she was sort of the face, the draw for this emily's list event in des moines. who knew we would be in des moines at this point in 2013. here it is starting again. i spoke to mccaskill after the event and we talked about president obama and the fact that she had endorsed him in 2008 because th
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americans behind bars in this country. there's been an 800% rise in the number of inmates across america in that 30 plus year period. it's an issue they hope to accomplish fixes to, isn't it? >> yes. you are talking the total incarceration levelslocal, state and federal prisons. the u.s. leads the world in incarceratio incarcerations. the trend has been coming down. he's, in essence, riding the trend and hoping for support in congress. what he's announcing is strictly an executive action. he's hoping it will help to lead to broader consensus in congress. he notes there's beginning to be some republican support for this. we have heard pushback from law enforcement people saying just having the law, the mandatory minimums on the book with the realistic chance of using them helps to get pleas, helps to negotiate pleas. there's always the question about what percent of the prison population is the low level offenders. that is a kind of a hard number to nail down. people who are opposing mandatory minimums say it's roughly half of the drug offenders. a quarter of the federal prison population
, no, it's clear, president obama was born in the united states and he is not an america hater. >> not a communist despot. >> this might be opinion. but when somebody says something that outrageous, it is not enough to simply go on to the merits of their assertion. and i'm a big believer in congressional oversight. let's go for it. but you need to call them out, just like you call out racism or sexism or antisemitism or anything else. and i think it is very disappointing she didn't do that. it is very disappointing she didn't do that on sober reflection. >> and we should point out, that was first posted i think by mother jones. chris cillizza? >> andrea, i'm with ruth in that i think what you have to say is, look. i don't agree with president obama's views. if you're martha roby, i don't agree with president obama's views on virtually every issue. we are doing what we can -- fair part of her answer is okay, we're doing what we can on oversight. but i think what you do have to say is, look, it does us no good to go down these false premises. president obama has a different visio
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congratulations on this achievement. "first class: the legacy of dunbar, america's first black public high school." thank you, allison. see you soon, i hope. >> thank you for your interest. i really appreciate it. >> you bet. and which political story will be making headlines in the next 24 hours? i think it's all about a-rod. that's next on andrea mitchell reports. streets. [ whispering ] shhh. it's only a dream. and we have home insurance. but if we made a claim, our rate would go up... [ whispering ] shhh. you did it right. you have allstate claim rate guard so your rates won't go up just because of a claim. [ whispering ] are we still in a dream? no, you're in an allstate commercial. so get allstate home insurance with claim rate guard... [ whispering ] goodnight. there are so many people in our bedroom. [ dennis ] talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] ...and let the good life in. [ dennis ] talk to an allstate agent... [announcer] there's no hiding the beneful baked delights.from new heartfuls are made with real bacon... ...and oven-baked to crisp perfection. new heartfuls from ben
in the united states of america. our fisheries are better managed in general than the world's fisheries. so when you eat a local fish you're eating a fish from a local fishery and a better managed fishery than one imported from the rest of the world. >> eat shellfish, the exception being shrimp. first of all, why are shellfish good? >> if you're eating farm shelf fish, mussels, clams, oysters, you're doing something good for the planet. you're eating a filter feeder. it filters the ocean while it grows so not only is it basically making food out of something we don't want to eat, algae, but it's helping to clean the ocean, that's a great thing to eat. >> why no shrimp? >> sad to say there's no way to eat shrimp and feel good about it. wild shrimp are caught with a net that is very small mesh. really small. so when you drag that net through the water you catch everything in the water column. three or four pounds of nonshrimp for every pound of shrimp up on deck. much of it dead and dying. farm shrimp, farmed in places where they create its coastal ponds and they get filled up with fecal matter an
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